Remember often used tool configurations (like rectangle size and color)


After taking a screenshot, I often edit it. To do this, I need multiple markers:

  • A red rectangle, 3 px wide, transparent fill, shadow — this is for highlighting bad things

  • A green rectangle, 3 px wide, transparent fill, shadow — this is for highlighting good things

  • A rectangle with 0 px stroke and black fill — this is for redacting parts of the image

These three rectangles serve totally different purposes, and I need them all in random order. Since they are currently modeled using the same tool ("rectangle"), I constantly have to switch foreground and background color, as well as stroke width. This quickly gets annoying.

Greenshot should offer the possibility to define and remember favorite tool settings, like the three rectangles above. These should get individual buttons in the toolbox.




Matt Slay
February 19, 2019, 9:40 AM

I agree with this request. Would like to see it for all the drawing features, like Line, Arrow, Highlighting, etc.

Kevin Anderson
July 1, 2020, 8:10 PM

I regularly need to draw red rectangles and blue rectangles each with transparent fill when annotating images to highlight what is important. (Blue is for a certain circumstance when the background is solid red). I’d like to be able to hit “R” to get a red rectangle preset and Alt+R (or maybe hit R a second time?) to get to my Blue rectangle preset.

Daniel Humphrey
September 30, 2020, 4:36 PM

Another vote for this or a similar fix, please. I frequently have to both outline important elements in a red rectangle and redact others in black on the same screenshot. Having to repeatedly switch between the line color/thickness and background color every time greatly slows down the process. Either save recent selections or split solid shapes from outline shapes. This is easily my biggest problem with an otherwise extremely useful app.

October 2, 2020, 12:44 PM

see a possible workaround here




Roland Illig


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